Buckeye Cruise for Cancer

Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research

Upcoming Partner Events

July 2017

Cruise-A-Palooza Pre-Game Party

Friday, July 28, 2017

Can’t wait to get your Cruise-A-Palooza weekend going? Head over to the Bogey Inn to enjoy some acoustic guitar and piano music from two of our regular Buckeye Cruise performers, The Lovebenders’ Jef Shaffer teams up with Dave Clo, current Nashville resident but Buckeye born! Music starts at 8 p.m.

Location Bogey Inn, 6013 Glick Rd, Dublin, OH 43017
For more information: Email jef@thelovebenders.com


Saturday, July 29

Join the musical talent from our last Buckeye Cruise for Cancer to reminisce and fundraise for the OSUCCC -James and the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer! And get registered to play in Scoonie Penn’s Cornhole 4 Cancer tournament or FBA’s Spikes to Cure Cancer volleyball tournament. Former Buckeye Great, Tom Cousineau will also be coming to town with his Cruisin with Cooz event, starting at AD Farrow in Sunbury and ending at Flannagan’s.

Location Flanagan’s - 6835 Caine Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
For more information: See the flyer below.
Direct link to sign up for Scoonie's cornhole tournament Visit https://www.cornhole4cancer.com/

Dustin Fox Cornhole Tournament at the Bridgestone Invitational

Saturday, July 29

Slick Woody's Cornhole Company is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Dustin Fox Cornhole Tournament will be held on July 29, 2017 at Firestone Country Club and sponsored by The World Golf Championships- Bridgestone Invitational. This year there will be two double elimination cornhole tournaments, a pro and social. The pro tournament will be for cash. The buy in is $100 per team. The social will be $50 per team and the players will be playing for awesome prizes. We are very excited to the support of The Bridgestone Invitational. The event will be held in the main parking lot adjacent to the Firestone Country Club Clubhouse. There will be tents and tables to congregate. This year we will have multiple food trucks to keep you fueled throughout the day and there will be refreshments on site as well.

Location Firestone Golf Club, 452 East Warner Road, Akron, OH 44319
For more information or to register: Visit www.shopipg.com/pages/2017-dustin-fox-cornhole-tournament

August 2017

97.1 The Fan’s Football 4 Females

Thursday, August 3, 6:00-8:00 pm

Join 97.1 The Fan for a fun event: it's Roush Honda's "Football 4 Females" presented by Monogram Homes! This ladies only event will take place at Brio at Polaris and will be hosted by Bobby Carpenter & Anthony Schlegel.

Location Brio, 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240
For more information: Visit www.971thefan.com/roush-honda-football-4-females/

Pulling for a Cure

Friday-Saturday, August 4 & 5, 2017 / Registration is at 5 p.m., event 6-10 pm

Join our OSU Alumni Cheerleaders as they put on the first annual Pulling for a Cure tournament at Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs! There is a $40 buy-in and Scioto Downs pays you $20 in free VLT play! You can register at the Tournament Bank with your ONE Club Card. Not a ONE Club Card member? No problem! Register for free with a valid photo ID at Guest Services prior to Tournament Registration (Must be 21). Players may register up to 2 times per each tournament day. Top 20 scores will compete in the Finale each night. 1st – 10th place will win between $500 and $75 in Free Play! Additional spots and logo prizes to be awarded by Buckeye Cruise for Cancer. Stay and party in the Veil Bar with drink specials, Live Band Karaoke! All levels of players welcome, only a limited number of seats available!

Location Eldorado Scioto Downs: 6000 S High St, Columbus, OH 43207
For more information: Go to cardstocurecancer.com or follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/cards2curecancer or on Twitter at @Cards2Cure

The 3rd Annual Ohio Eggfest-Big Green Egg Cooking Competition

Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

Presented by Specialty Gas House, this is a Central Ohio based celebration of family, food and everything Big Green Egg! It’s bragging rights for the cook team that takes home the “Popular Vote” Award; it’s legendary status for the cook team that takes home the “Very Prestigious Award” Award! Benefitting again the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at the OSUCCC –James, this is sure to be a Buckeye-spirited event! To learn more about the competition, register as a cook team or join the fun as a food taster, visit http://www.theohioeggfest.com/. Tickets are just $25 and will allow you to sample food from all cook teams. The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer will host the $20 Duck Pond and be giving away a cabin for two on the SOLD OUT 2018 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer!

Location Tremont Center in Upper Arlington, OH
For more information: Visit http://www.theohioeggfest.com/

Kuhlwein Farms Night at the Races

Saturday August 19, 2017

This is a family-friendly event down on Kuhlwein’s farm. Come join us for a great food, fun activities and virtual horse racing, all for charity!

Location Kuhlwein Farms, 8579 Long Rd., Ostrander, OH 43061
For more information: Email kuhlweinfarms@aol.com

Lucky 6 Party

Saturday August 26, 2017, 2-8pm

Join us for the 1st Annual Lucky 6 Party, 6 hours of fun, 6 days ‘till Buckeye football, 6 months ‘till cruising, which is a fundraiser benefitting the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer! There will be live musical performances from artists that have performed on previous cruises, and special guest appearances from former Buckeye greats! There will be a silent auction and billiards tournament. Grey Matter will be performing after the event from 10-1am. Please come out and support a great cause! Go Bucks! Beat Cancer!

Location Lucky’s Grille & Billiards-5387 Roberts Rd, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
For more information: search for Lucky 6 Party on Facebook.

Joe’s 10h Annual College Football Kick-Off Party

Saturday August 26, 2017, starts 3:00pm, 8:00pm Adults Only

Food and Refreshments will all be provided. The pool is open so towels and suits are recommended. This year donations will be going to The James, a cancer research hospital, and Desire Street Ministries, which works to better the lives of those in impoverished areas.

Location 1117 Wimberly Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
For more information: Email runner1j@gmail.com

Papa John’s Golf Outing at Medallion

Monday, August 28

Papa John’s has always strived to support their communities and be a champion for those in need. As part of these efforts, Papa John’s Columbus is proud to introduce the 2017 Papa John’s Charity Challenge. Join us at the beautiful Medallion Club in Westerville, Ohio for 18 holes of golf, local sports celebrities, lunch, dinner, silent and live auction, a $5000 raffle giveaway and a special program with Dr. Ted Teknos, Chairman from the Department of Otolaryngology at the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

Location Medallion Club: 5000 Club Dr, Westerville, OH 43082
For more information: To get registered now, visit http://www.papajohnscolumbus.com/charity-challenge/event/
To view the event brochure, click here.

September 2017

Night at the Races

Saturday, September 30. Door open at 5pm, races start at 6pm.

Join us for a night of virtual horseracing at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Niles, Ohio. Tickets are $15 for advanced sales, and $20 at the door. Horses can be purchased in advance for $10 and will be entered into a special drawing for signed memorabilia. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese auction. Dinner is included. BYOB

Location Knights of Columbus Hall, 1024 Vienna Ave. Niles OH, 44446
For more information or to purchase tickets: Contact: Denise Panak at (330)-856-5736, Gayle Beighley (330)-240-9913, or Margie Iagulli (330)-718-5549

October 2017

St Marys Tailgate for Cancer

Friday & Saturday October 6-7, 2017

This annual event will host two solid days of fun, live musical entertainment, football and a 5K walk/run. We are joined by former Buckeye Greats, Alumni Cheerleaders and members of the Alumni Band! So book a hotel room around town and stay for the weekend!

Location Eagles Parking Lot – 404 E. Spring Street St Marys, OH 45885
For more information: Visit tailgateforcancer.com

Travel Partners Buckeyes Game Trip to Nebraska

October 13-15

Join Travel Partners Specialty Tours as we head to Nebraska to watch the Buckeye Take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Trip includes non-stop charter air from Columbus, Oh, 2 nights deluxe hotel at the Hilton Garden Inn, hotel taxes and fees, breakfast, and much more.

For more information: Call Kyle Lewis at (614) 792-6204

The Ohio State Four Miler

Sunday October 22, 2017, start time is 10:00am

In 2016, a record field of runners and walkers “finished on the 50-yard line” of Ohio Stadium as part of the largest four-mile running and walking event in the country. Join Craig Krenzel, Raymont Harris, Justin Zwick, Ryan & Lauren Miller, Scoonie Penn, Terence Dials, Matt Finkes, JJ Sullinger and thousands more to celebrate football and fitness and fundraising.

Location Ohio Stadium
For more information or to register: Visit ohiostatefourmiler.com

November 2017

Buckeye Spectacular of Trees

November 4

More Information Coming Soon!!!

Location Huntington Club at Ohio Stadium

January 2018

Meyer Bowl

January 28, 2018, Noon-4:00 pm

The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer hosts a bowling tournament with many celebrity bowlers, such as Jake Ballard, Anthony Schlegel, Justin Zwick, Bobby Carpenter, Zach Boren and others. This is a great family event, with lots of prizes to win, auctions to participate in and bowling fun!

Location Sawmill Lanes, 4825 Sawmill Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
For more information: Email Kyle.lewis@buckeyecruise.com

Other News

We are so very grateful for all of our Buckeye Cruise for Cancer volunteers and community partners who raise money throughout the year to support the cruise and cancer research efforts at The James.  On the upcoming 2017 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer we will recognize these fundraisers during a check parade on the pool deck.  With multiple event donations expected in the next couple of months, we expect to surpass our Community Partner fundraising goal of $1 Million before we sail in February, 2017!  Thank you to each and every one of you that organized, volunteered or supported one of these events!


97.1 Football for Females

$         4,649.95

97.1 The Fan Golf Outing

$        27,786.44

97.1 The Fan's Football, Bourbon & Brew

$            450.00

Aces Against Cancer

$        14,055.70

Adams-Laura & Hannah Adams Art & Lemonade Fundraiser

$            240.00

AJ & Bree Angelo-Pre-cruise Party

$        10,450.00

ATO Casino Night

$       55,353.00

AZ Cruisers Garage Sale

$            210.00

Bend Active LLC

$        10,676.37

Beth Markiewicz Clothing Sale

$          300.00

Buckeye Blast for Cancer

$         1,930.00

Buckeye Country Superfest 50/50

$       24,882.52


$         7,110.05

Cards to Cure Cancer

$        30,122.28

Care heating & Cooling

$        16,000.00

Charlotte Buckeyes

$         1,500.00

Cordle Cares Foundation

$         5,000.00

Craigen Pappas's Buckeyes Beating Cancer Golf Outing

$         7,413.00


$       18,282.04

Cruisin with Cooz

$         6,173.00

DCM Garage Rules Open

 $         1,600.00

Dr. Burke's Pink Tutu

$         6,100.00

Dustin Fox Cornhole Invitational

$         5,328.02

Eddie Kline Invitational

$        10,000.00

Elks Lodge #51 -Springfield, OH

$         2,537.64

FBA's Olympics for a Cure

$            750.00

Finish in the Bahamas

$        28,000.00

Hall Financial Advisors

$            350.00

Hula with the Hawks

$     129,849.81

In Memory of Terry Eisel

$            225.00

Joe's 9th Annual College Football Kick-Off Party

$            262.00

JR Memorial Cruising for a Cure

$     131,212.00


$         5,000.00

Kuhlwein's Night at the Races

$       19,473.00

Lisa & Lisa Jewelry

$            305.00

Mekka Don's Juice Wristbands

$            300.00

Miller Coors

$        25,000.00

Nickles Bakery

$        25,000.00

Not Forgotten's Night at the Races

$       13,000.00

Ohio Eggfest

$       25,111.77

OrangeTheory Fitness

$         1,150.00

OSU 4 Miler

$        25,000.00

OSU Sandhills Alumni Club

$         5,556.50

Papa Johns

$        17,000.00

Party for a Cure at Ledo's

$         5,766.08

Roosters Golf Outing

$     123,000.00

Royal Caribbean

$        10,000.00

Scoonie's Cornhole for Cancer

$        45,000.00

Shots Against Cancer

$         1,400.00

Sloppy Joes

$              50.00

St Marys Tailgate for Cancer

$       119,000.00

Stokey Poker

$         4,500.00

Tommy Bahama

 $            698.35

Tri-County OSU Alumni Club of The Villages

$        10,000.00

Thank You St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer

for another record breaking year of fundraising!

The results are in from this year’s Tailgate for Cancer. The event held last month at the St. Marys Eagles lodge brought in a record amount of money. Here's the breakdown:

  • $105,000 to Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer.
  • $22,000 to Auglaize County Cancer Association
  • $14,000 to Mercer County Cancer Association
  • $13,000 to The County Crippled Children Association

Total Donations to Date: $543,950

Planning is already underway for next year’s Tailgate for Cancer scheduled for the St. Marys Eagles on October 14th and 15th. For more information, see www.tailgateforcancer.com

Roosters Fundraising Tops Previous Years!

Congratulations and Thank You to Roosters for raising this year $115K for the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research and the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer from their golf outing and cookie sales at their Roosters locations!!!!! Visit one of their multiple stores, or RoostersWings.com to learn more.

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